Boston Toque by Rachel C. Brown

Boston Toque

by Rachel C. Brown
Knitting
December 2012
Aran (8 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches
in pattern stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 7 - 4.5 mm
110 - 290 yards (101 - 265 m)
Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large)
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One of the amazing things I’ve realised about my hometown Boston, having lived in London for a while, is that it really is not an American city. All the little alleyways, the twisty turny paths that appear out of nowhere, the cobblestones that pop up in the oddest places when you least expect them…these are all bits of the Old World transported to the New.

This hat was inspired by those out-of-the-way bits of cobbled streets that you still see in downtown Boston. The textured stitch pattern, coupled with a soft inner lining creates a hat that will keep you warm and toasty even during the depths of a New England winter. And the seamless construction means that when you’re finished with the lining, you can throw on your new hat without even bothering with a blocking – just the thing for a sudden Nor’easter!

SKILLS NEEDED
Casting on, working in the round, knit, purl, decreases (k2tog), picking up stitches for a lining.

SIZES
Baby (Toddler, Child, Adult Small, Adult Medium, Adult Large), to fit approximately 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24) in/36 (41, 46, 51, 56, 61) cm head circumference.
Finished size: approximately 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) in/38 (43, 48, 53, 58, 64) cm outer circumference

MATERIALS
Sample shown in Bartlettyarns Fisherman 2-ply (aran weight, 100% wool, 210 yds/113 gr), 1 skein for outer hat, and Berrocco Ultra Alpaca (worsted weight, 50% alpaca/50% wool, 215 yds/100 gr), 1 skein for lining. Approximate requirements for each size are 60 (65, 80, 120, 140, 160) yds/55 (60, 73, 110, 128, 146) m aran weight yarn for outer hat, and 50 (55, 75, 90, 110, 130) yds/45 (50, 69, 82, 100, 120) m worsted weight yarn for lining.